1 Kings 19:11-13; 11 The LORD said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by."
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. 12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. Then a voice said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" -NIV
There was a song in the mid 80’s called “Relax” the song struck a nerve back then and many people –myself included- had the Frankie says… t-shirts. I have seen them now in retro stores which makes me feel really old.
I have been working so hard on this site the last few weeks I have almost lost track of what I was doing this for. The graphics have been getting better and the articles more smooth and polished. I have improved my rankings in a lot of search engines and I actually have people linking to me. All that is the business side of running a web site but I was beginning to lose track of what I was running the site for. My logo says “As for me and my Site we shall serve the LORD.” A slight re-write of what Joshua told the Isrealites and it means something to me. I am trying to find a way to reach out to people not just with simple platitudes but to really reach them. I feel that by talking to them like a real person, a person with problems and pain, yet also with triumphs and victories, that I can help them. I had been so focused on the skeleton of my site; little codes and other knick-knacks that I had already in less than a month started to forget the flesh that needed to be around that skeleton. True, unless the site is succeeding the message doesn’t get out - that is an easy excuse isn’t it - and also true we should always strive for excellence in all we do especially in what we do for God - The Enemy of our Souls would love us to keep striving for excellence at the expense of never actually doing anything -. We need to keep a balance between striving and doing. Until we stop trying so hard we will never relax enough to let the Spirit of God talk to us. I find it hard to work and listen at the same time.
My wife can tell you when I am doing something if she wants to talk to me she really needs to start off by getting my attention and then say it. If she says it while I am busy she will not get through my mind just will not hear it. The same goes with the still quiet word of God, if we are too busy, we will never hear him. So just do as Frankie says . . .